Can I lose my VA benefits if I refuse drug testing? I am treated for mental health issues among other health issues. No prior history of usage, 20 years of service, and 16 years of VA documented medical treatment and drug testing... never one positive test.
No. Benefits aren't associated with health care. Drug screens aren't meant to be to set you up for punishment, they're to detect a health care problem just like a kidney test or a liver test. VA is treating substance use and abuse as a health care issue, and that's very appropriate.
You can learn more here at the VAWatchdog site.